Salem's spookiest tourist traps

By GREG COOK  |  October 21, 2011

40whacks

40 WHACKS MUSEUM
This self-guided tour promises "the true story of Lizzie Borden," the prime suspect in the 1892 axe murder of her dad and step-mom in Fall River. There is a courtroom scene (with replica bashed skulls), a murder scene (tape on floor, reproductions of crime-scene photos), and replica family graves. But mostly it's a lot of signs to read in a furniture store masquerading as a museum. Even in the murder room: "Antiques are for sale throughout the museum. If you find a piece you like please ask at the desk and we'll be happy to help you."

203 Essex Street | $10 | 978.666.4416 | 40whacksmuseum.com

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